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Ethiopia ups defense budget amid Egypt tension

The Ethiopian government is set to increase defense spending by more than 15 percent, a rise that comes amid tensions with Egypt over the building of a new dam on the Nile River. Full story

Ethiopia's big Nile dam is compared to Hoover Dam

The book, a history of Hoover Dam, fell from the dashboard as Simegnew Bekele drove through the rugged mountains where the engineer is leading construction work on Ethiopia's massive Nile River dam. Full story

Ethiopia expects Egypt talks over Nile dam, says won't back down

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr is expected to travel to Addis Ababa on Sunday for talks on a giant dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile, as the countries seek a diplomatic solution to an increasingly heated dispute. Full story

Egypt 'war' talk raises Ethiopia Nile dam stakes

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt does not want war with Ethiopia but will keep "all options open", President Mohamed Mursi said on Monday, turning up the heat in a dispute over a giant dam Addis Ababa is building across the Nile. Full story

Cemetery Reveals Baby-Making Season in Ancient Egypt

The peak period for baby-making sex in ancient Egypt was in July and August, when the weather was at its hottest. Full story

JPMorgan Smartphones Report 'Ludicrous': Weiss

   AlphaOne Capital Partners CIO Dan Niles and Stephen Weiss of Short Hills Capital take issue with a JPMorgan report that said the smartphone market will peak in 2013.

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